Supporting new artists is a priority of Leyden Gallery; being able to give emerging artists a platform to initially show their work, give them the confidence to exhibit in a commercial space and to support them through the growth of their career with group and solo exhibitions. Alongside emerging talents, the work of internationally renowned artists such as Nan Goldin, Paula Rego and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham will also be exhibited.
With a brilliantly diverse range of styles and expertise, Works on Paper is set to explore both the medium & the approach to working with such a versatile material.
Artists Dolores de Sade, Emilia Moisio, Lydia Brockless and Daniel Hosego have all exhibited with Leyden Gallery in their respected Platform for Emerging Arts shows. The visible talent of these young artists has been recognised not only at Leyden Gallery but also by respected art institutions globally.
Shortly after exhibiting with Leyden Gallery, Lydia Brockless was shortlisted for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015. Her sculptures are gaining national interest.
Leyden Gallery recognised the talent of the artist Atsuko Nakamura, after she graduated from the Slade; she joined them to participate in one of Leyden Gallery’s first shows. Soon after she was shortlisted for the prestigious ArtAngel prize
James Melloy joined Leyden Gallery in 2014 with his first solo show artHive. He graduated from Goldsmiths in 2013 and his graduation collection was bought for the Goldsmiths Art Collection. He joins Leyden Gallery once again to showcase his new works on paper
Hilary Ellis is a key artist to be featured within Works on Paper. Her work explores the obsessive need for repetition and the attempt to impose order upon chaos. Since joining Leyden Gallery, Hilary's work has been selected to feature in prestigious art prizes such The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014.
Christine Taylor Patten very recently exhibited part of her series of drawings called micro/macro with Leyden Gallery. This series of works are going on to the 14th Istanbul Biennial in September 2015. A group of nine drawings, referred to as Tangents, have been taken from the micro/macro series and are to be exhibited within Works on Paper. The work embodies the amount of time and care Taylor Patten spent making each individual one-by-one-inch drawing, which were created using crow quill and black ink.